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Dr. Derwin Gray Unravels What It Means to Be a Christian

SHOW NOTES: Episode 26

I can’t wait to share today’s episode with you! I had the honor to have Dr. Derwin Gray on the podcast today to talk more about what it means to be a Christian and share more about what he calls the “Incomplete Gospel”. Dr. Derwin Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, just outside of Charlotte, NC. He is also the author of several books, including “How to Heal Our Racial Divide: What the Bible Says, and What the First Century Christians Knew about Racial Reconciliation.”

Pastor Derwin shares more about the importance of cultivating relationship through the power of the Holy Spirit. We also chat about the misconception that you have to “clean up your life” before coming to Jesus. Jesus invites you as you are and He is the only one that can cleanse us, and His blood truly washes away every stain. Pastor Derwin reminds us that we don’t have to have it “all together” before coming to Him.

Your relationship with Jesus grows over time. Like any relationship, you gradually get to know each other over time. It’s the same way when you come to Jesus. Once you start that walk with Him and get to know Him over time through His word, that relationship grows deeper. It is an ongoing relationship with you getting to know Him more.

We dive deep into this on this must-listen episode. It was incredible to have Dr. Derwin Gray on the podcast and I hope that you enjoy it! I would love to hear a key takeaway that you heard on today’s show. Send me a DM on Instagram: @marandakirk or send me an email:! Chat with you there!


  • Christianity

  • What it means to be a Christian

  • The "Incomplete" Gospel

  • Having a relationship with Jesus



Life’s greatest joy and greatest pain come in our relationships with others.  God created us for relationships so it's no surprise that we learn best how to navigate them…together! 

On Relationships Unraveled, we will create an inviting atmosphere for conversations that goes below the surface!  We will unravel stories and relationship dynamics of all kinds (God, Self, and Others), through honest and practical conversations that shock the norm to create new perspectives and understanding! I am your host, Maranda Kirk, and I use my faith in Jesus, passion, life experiences, and training as a life coach and Enneagram coach, to unravel ideas around relationships. 

On this show, we will talk honestly and practically about relationship dynamics we all face, so we can live the life we were created for, be an inspiring example to others, and ultimately fan the flame of relational wellness!  I learn and grow tremendously from the conversations I’m having with people, so I want to bring you along, in hopes that, by listening in, you will feel supported as you are challenged and encouraged to apply new ideas, understanding or skills to the relationships in your life and begin making the changes you desire! By experiencing small wins, we create momentum as we make progress!

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